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George Washington’s 1791 Southern Tour, A Talk by Warren L. Bingham
Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 6:30 PM EDT
Category: Events

Join The Cape Fear Revolutionary War Round Table for their March meeting!

The presenter Warren L. Bingham, will discuss President George Washington formal visit, in the Spring of 1791, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia; a trip that was part of Washington’s plan to visit the thirteen states during his term as president. Bingham’s book “George Washington’s 1791 Southern Tour” will also be available for purchase. In the book, published by The History Press, Bingham chronicles this important eighteenth-century journey and considers the past and present of Washington’s route.

Check-in and Social at 6:30PM
Meeting begins at 7PM

Admission is free to members. $5 for guests. You can join the Cape Fear Revolutionary War Round Table at the door!
Refreshments will be served.

The meeting is at the Burgwin-Wright House & Gardens at 224 Market Street in downtown Wilmington.

There's street parking in front of the Burgwin-Wright House, meters are free after 6:30PM. There's also parking at the city parking deck and open-air lot on Second and Market St.

About the Speaker
Warren Bingham grew-up in North Carolina and has lived most of his adult life in Raleigh. Though Bingham has had a career in financial and philanthropic services, he has long maintained a vigorous sideline as a writer and speaker on topics in history. In 2016, his book on Washington’s Southern Tour was published and he took a year to make over a hundred public and media appearances scattered from DC to Georgia.

During the book tour, Bingham spoke twice at Mount Vernon, appeared on C-SPAN, was interviewed by National Public Radio in Atlanta, appeared on regional television and radio stations, and was featured on North Carolina BookWatch on PBS North Carolina.

Bingham has been the keynote speaker at many signature events, including for the annual gathering of the Wachovia Historical Society in Old Salem, for the dedication of Marshall Memorial Park in Raleigh and at “Historic Halifax Day,” which celebrates North Carolina’s 1776 “declaration of independence.” As a broadcaster, Bingham was featured regularly from 2013-2016 on WPTF radio in Raleigh with his historical vignettes on North Carolina, entitled Carolina Color.

Bingham’s research and writing have been published in many newspapers around North Carolina as well as in Carolina Banker; Mount Vernon Magazine; The Dictionary of North Carolina Biography; The Encyclopedia of North Carolina, and in the cookbook, North Carolina—An Appetizing State. He was an advisor to popular author Nathaniel Philbrick for Philbrick’s book, Travels with George, published in 2021. In 2023, Bingham was appointed to the Tryon Palace Commission, the group that oversees the operation of the reconstructed historical building in New Bern where Washington dined and danced during the Southern Tour.

Since 2017, Bingham has been the planned giving officer for PBS North Carolina, statewide public television. In this role, he assists supporters in making estate gifts to PBS NC. Established in 1955, PBS NC is based in the Research Triangle Park and has the third largest audience reach among all PBS affiliates. Bingham earned degrees at UNC-Chapel Hill and at Hollins University, and is married to Laura Carpenter Bingham, former president of Peace College of Raleigh.